Oracle Academy in Croatia contributed to the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Java programming language in collaboration with the Croatian Java Users Association (HUJAK).
Java experts delivered an online discussion on May 22, 2020, just a day before the "birthday of Java" and a day after the official Oracle celebration event, "Moved by Java."
Representatives of the academic community on the discussion included:
They were accompanied by representatives of the IT Industry. Oracle was represented by Ivan Delić, Cloud Domain Sales Consultant from Oracle Croatia, and Ericsson was represented by Milan Ramljak, Senior System I&V Engineer at Ericsson Nikola Tesla. Representatives of the professional associations included Branko Mihaljević, one of the founders and President of HUJAK, who delivered a comprehensive keynote presentation; and Mr. Hrvoje Balen, member of the Board of the Algebra University College and Vice-President of the Croatian HUP-ICT Association, who spoke about the relevance of Java in both the Croatian and global technology industry.
The vibrant discussion about the past, present, and future of Java, moderated by Darko Jureković, Oracle Academy Program Manager in Croatia, lasted longer than planned, which itself speaks about the relevance of Java as a development platform for both academia and the IT industry in Croatia.
Panelists agreed that key takeaways from the discussion were the following:
The recording (in Croatian) is available for review on HUJAK website.
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